Getting in touch? - We don't bite but..
Last update - 18th January 2021
The COVID crisis drags on, and
Scotland is now in full lockdown. Realistically, we don't expect
this to change much before mid-March now.
For the sake of safety we were
forced to withdraw all crews from service back in March 2020.
Throughout the rest of the year we received absolutely nothing by way of
help or support to mitigate that loss of business. And we don't
really expect there will be any support in 2021 either. Certainly,
we're not aware of anything of any relevance which might be actually
accessible to us. - In fact in over 34 years of business we've never
received a blind penny in cash nor kind by way of help or assistance. At
times we've found organisations such as Creative Scotland, Business
Gateway and Scottish Enterprise positively obstructive; as they pursue a
self-serving elitist agenda which has more to do with who you know rather
than what you know! - So it's sink or swim, and we survive more
despite these schemers and their schemes1
Crew availability is now beginning
to crystallise for early 2021... For productions which begin their
planning now and have completed that phase by March the 1st 2021, we have
limited and provisional crew availability for the four weeks between
Monday the 22nd of March 2021 and Friday the 16th of April
inclusive. - We do stress though that this will only be open
to clients beginning their planning stage now and completing it by March
the 1st - and of course is subject to COVID-19 provisions and
We are now FULLY BOOKED for
filming between the 19th of April 2021 and the 28th of May due to a
broadcast project which shoots then - but will still be able to provide
some pre-production (planning) post production (editing) and audit
services during that period.
All initial enquiries to email@example.com
Please include a brief outline of your requirements,
and well get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.
PLEASE NOTE THAT INDIAN
AND OTHER FOREIGN SPAMMERS OFFERING 'WEB DESIGN', APPS AND OTHER RUBBISH
WILL BE IMMEDIATELY BLOCKED - IF WE EVER NEEDED THAT SORT OF WORK THERE
ARE PLENTY OF FOLK HERE IN SCOTLAND WHO BOTH NEED THE WORK AND CAN MAKE
A GOOD LEGITIMATE JOB OF IT!
Respectfully - we do ask
those involved in Telesales and email marketing really not to waste our
time or theirs! We're always very happy to hear from
potential production partners and relevant service providers -
but we're utterly weary of the constant stream of calls from 'accident
claims', telecoms, insurance etc. - In particular, we have
absolutely NO interest in buying ad space in any paid directory or
publication - and NO interest whatsoever in 'business finance', BITCOIN or
'investment opportunities! - Nobody here is a mug!
Our main telephone number is staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by the
production staff) supported by a 24-hour answer service. In practice,
staff are generally available able to deal with telephone enquiries for
well over 80% of the working week - please remember that this is a part
of our cost-cutting strategy which is designed to keep the end cost to
you, the client, down. Bona-fide clients and partners are provided
with an unpublished business mobile number for their assigned project
manager as well as a direct email address for them.
Our office telephone number is;
0131 202 6230
Please note that due to persistent
crank callers this number REJECTS calls from withheld numbers.
This landlline number also REJECTS
calls from text services!
Standard Office Hours
are 10:30am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri excluding Scottish public holidays and
the Cristmas/NewYear break. For security reasons, should
your call go to voicemail we ask that you leave us a UK
LANDLINE number (not a mobile) that we can contact
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION...
Primarily, our services are aimed at Scottish businesses.
- The Caledonian Television Company™ is based on the outskirts of
Edinburgh on the border with West Lothian, which gives us easy access to
Livingston, the M8 corridor and Glasgow, the Clyde Coast and
Dunbartonshire, the M9 towards Fife and Perth, the A1 South towards the
Scottish Borders and of course the A71 which provides a fast link to
Kilmarnock and Ayrshire. Primarily, we seek to serve businesses in
the Scottish Central Belt, West Coast , Dumbarton and the West
Highlands, Stirling, Fife, Lothians, Borders and East Coast, as well as
Northumberland and Cumbria in a line roughly North of the A69
Subject to availability, we do also provide film services to
most other areas of the UK with some exceptions
WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY SERVICE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS.
1) Areas inside the London LEZ/inside the M25.
2) Areas inside the Birmingham CAZ.
3) Areas inside the central Glasgow LEZ. -
Glasgow-based business OUTSIDE the LEZ are unaffected.
POLITICAL AND OTHER CONTENTIOUS ORGANISATIONS.
The Caledonian Television Company™ is and seeks to remain a
politically-neutral company. Whilst we DO produce material for
public service organisations and groups, we do not produce videos for
politicians, political parties, political organisations or
political pressure groups of any kind, nor do we endorse them. -
Caledonian Television™ takes a particularly firm stance against racism,
classism and sectarian bias - and all forms of bias in relation to
legally protected characteristics and other birth/circumstantial
The Caledonian Television Company™ -
also known as Caledonian TV™ and
- are trading styles used by the Scottish cameraman and television
producer Matt Quinn since October 1986 - these are now trade
marks of The Caledoninan Television Company Ltd and are used
under exclusive licence. - Whilst we do
provide crew for newsgathering and independent broadcast production -
we generally don't make complete broadcast programmes under the Caledonian
Please note in particular that we do not hold the rights to any
programme you may have seen on the BBC at any time! We are not involved
in the production or promotion of Gaelic programmes. And unfortunately
we really cannot assist you in tracing clips from or DVDs of any such